Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm EST
, john kerry. and that means, for the first time in america's 236-year history, we will have two african-american senators serving at one time in the senate. the other is tim scott of south carolina. >>> and from an historic day to a day just short of making history on wall street. the dow has been flirting with a return to the 14,000 mark, on a rocket ride of economic energy. but today, a new report on growth created a speed bump. we wanted to know how serious is it? abc's david muir, here to tell us what he found out today. >> reporter: fascinated, diane, with the race to the 14,000 mark on the dow. something to watch. welcome news for so many boomers. finally seeing their 401(k)s come back. but tonight, the first real bump in some time. look at this. the market closing down. we came so close to that all-time high there, before the crash. 14,164 there. look where we are tonight. we fast forward to current day, so close, 13,910. and tonight, those jittery boomers want to know, can they believe in the recovery? the stock market on a rocket ride. the dow with the best start to the
Jan 29, 2013 6:30pm EST
reporting in. >>> and, in washington, the nation has its new secretary of state. john kerry was confirmed today by his senate colleagues by a vote of 94-3. he's expected to be sworn in and begin work later this week. and, of course, he walks into the shadow of the departing secretary of state, hillary clinton. who took to the stage at a farewell global town hall today, answering questions from around the world. and joking, she's ready to catch up, quote, on 20 years of sleep deprivation. "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden asked her y off. >> reporter: saturday morning -- >> yes. >> reporter: what happens? >> well, i hope i get to sleep in. you know, i'm thinking about that, because it will be the first time in many years when i've got no office to go to, no schedule to keep, no work to do. that will probably last a few days and then i will be up and going with my new projects. >> and you can see all of hillary clinton's last interview as secretary of state, it is with cynthia mcfadden tonight on "nightline" at their new time, 12:35 a.m. eastern. >>> and still ahead on "world ne
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
her replacement, john kerry, who tracked this all day. the blast was destructive and deadly. 1:13 in the afternoon, a lone male wearing a suicide vest beneath his coat walked up to the u.s. embassy. he approached a visitor's entrance -- the first point of access to the embassy nearly 500 feet from the critical main building. several turkish guards were standing post, several more were behind bulletproof glass and steel gates. turkish tv reported that a security camera shows the bomber panicked when a metal detector went off. the turkish guard then shouted to others, "run away, a bomb." and the camera went black as the vest exploded. >> we have very good security to ensure people are stopped before they can actually get inside the fence inside the compound. that is exactly what happened. >> reporter: the turkish guard was killed outright, several others hit by flying debris received minor wounds, and a turkish television reporter who happened to be entering the compound, was seriously wounded. abc's nick schifrin is on the scene tonight. >> it was an absolutely terri terrifying scene.
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
say, okay, we're not going to go there. >> reporter: couples like john and jeanette who you first met to "world news" two years ago. john had turned 60, jeanette about to. a manufacturing sales rep, he was planning to work another five years because of the market. their retirement dreams had grown simpler since that wedding day. their only trips, to visit their granddaughter. since we last interviewed you, how much has your 401(k) recovered? >> it's gone up about 30%. >> reporter: and one stock alone, how much is it up? >> about 26 or $27,000. >> reporter: their 401(k) growing again along with that granddaughter. is it giving you a little more freedom? >> yes, it's given us quite a bit more freedom. >> great to see that. olivia is growing with the 401(k). finally for the baby boomers who had to replan in the middle of the recession. >> and apple is no longer number one in the world? >> yeah, they held that title for the year. they lost it and pretty timely. ashton kutcher will be playing the role of steve jobs and that biopic. many people wondering if apple has lost its touch. one